Dr. Thomas Weber talks about plans for electrifying Mercedes-Benz cars, the future of fuel cells, and why all powertrains are important.
- Sebastian Blanco
- May 24, 2016
Outgoing R&D head Thomas Weber hints at four new Mercedes-Benz EVs that should arrive by 2020, just after Germany announces some nice electric incentives.
- Noah Joseph
- Feb 17, 2016
BMW, Volkswagen, and Porsche may have changed their senior leadership, but not Mercedes: Daimler has renewed Dieter Zetsche's contract for another couple of years, but is switching out its head of R&D.
- Brandon Turkus
- Sep 5, 2015
Mercedes has some lofty EV goals, with R&D boss Thomas Weber saying a 311-mile all-electric concept is coming soon.
- Jonathon Ramsey
- Jul 31, 2015
Mercedes R&D Boss Thomas Weber tells Autocar that AMG might need to have a hybrid offering on the market by 2020 due to EU CO2 emissions regulations.
- Danny King
- Oct 13, 2013
We're not sure how to translate "throwdown" in German, but Daimler executive Thomas Weber appears to have the concept down pat. Weber, who heads research and development at Daimler's Mercedes-Benz unit, tells Automotive News Europe that the B-Class Electric Drive will compare favorably to the BMW i3 - and pretty much anything powered by a battery – when it goes on sale next year.
- Sam Abuelsamid
- Feb 15, 2010
Mercedes-Benz concept BlueZero Plus – Click above for high-res image gallery
- Domenick Yoney
- Mar 11, 2009
Although many share the vision of ubiquitous infrastructure to support future fleets of electric vehicles, the concept of battery swapping, frequently championed by Better Place, doesn't seem to have the same appeal as the fast-charge station. In fact, in the past week, battery swapping has come under a bit of fire from different quarters. On one side of the globe, we have Mercedes' director of group research and car development, Thomas Weber, telling The Marker that not only is the swapping pla
- Xavier Navarro
- Sep 19, 2008
Have you ever traveled around with a plug adapter for different wall sockets? The need for a car version of these adapters, albeit in a much larger scale, is what BMW's Klaus Draeger and Daimler's Thomas Weber discussed at the 2008 World Automotive Congress of FISITA, the international association of automotive engineers. Both said that the EV technology, vital if we want to curb CO2 emissions, could be so expensive that single automakers might not be able to cope with its cost. They also called
- Domenick Yoney
- Jun 30, 2008
We recently confirmed the rumor that, yes, Mercedes is planning on building an electric car or two and now some of the details are starting to be firmed up. In an interview with German business daily, WirtschaftsWoche, Thomas Weber, a Mercedes board member responsible for research and vehicle development, let it be known that the company is building what was originally meant to be the fuel cell-powered A-Class (and possibly B-Class) as an all-electric model. Because of its "sandwich" constructio
- Sam Abuelsamid
- Feb 15, 2007
Over past two decades motor vehicles have gotten hundreds of new features and amenities and made big advances in safety in performance. Unfortunately all those cool stability controls, big brakes, air bags, rear seat entertainment systems, heated seats and on and on and on, have one thing in common: weight. Every one of those cool features adds mass. And since Force = Mass * Acceleration (at least at speeds well below the speed of light, but this isn't Physics III so we won't go there today), mo
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